One of Donald Trump’s go-to messages on the campaign trail these past few months is that his opponent doesn’t have the “strength or stamina” to be President. Of course, this feeds into the right-wing conspiracy theories about Clinton’s health, along with reinforcing the sexist belief that only a man is strong enough handle the role of Commander-In-Chief. (See also, “presidential look.”)
During a New Hampshire town hall event on Thursday night that looked to be an attempt at a dry-run before Sunday’s debate, the GOP nominee once again brought up Hillary Clinton’s health and stamina as an issue. With Trump sycophant Howie Carr serving as moderator, Trump dismissed the notion that he wasn’t taking the debate seriously by insisting that Clinton was “resting.”
“I said forget debate prep. I mean, give me a break,” Trump said Thursday night. “Do you really think that Hillary Clinton is debate-prepping for three or four days? Hillary Clinton is resting, okay?”
This was likely brought up because Trump wasn’t conforming to the guidelines set forth at the beginning of the forum, essentially that he would take two minutes to answer the questions given to him from the audience. Also, he was supposed to take 20 questions from the crowd, but ended up leaving after only 12 were tossed at him.
Trump cut the event off after just 30 minutes. Now, mind you, Sunday’s town hall will be 90 minutes long. So who’s the one with stamina issues, Donald? And, finally, wasn’t Trump the one who was sniffling, wheezing and frustrated during the previous debate?
As with all things Donald, this is nothing but projection. When he senses a weakness with himself, he accuses someone else of having that flaw.